The Map of Tenderness

by William Wall

''Engages richly and rather profoundly with love, death and life.'

 James Smart, Sunday Herald

'A dark and sensuous stylist ... He really is shaping up to be among the very best of the almost overabundant crop of Irish literary production during the last decade

 Desmond Traynor, Irish Independent

‘'The novel works on many levels. As an examination of the tangled skeins of family allegiance, it is clear-headed to the point of ruthlessness. In its dissection of a fatal illness, it is both rigorous and humane. But it is the power and subtlety of the writing which sets The Map of Tenderness apart ...With a few deft strokes, he can paint a picture of heart-stopping vividness’

Arminta Wallace, Irish Times

ISBN: 0340822147 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton 17/2/2003£6.99 RRP Paperback